West Melbourne Police: Pocket Knife Used In Self-Defense

WEST MELBOURNE, Florida -- An altercation between two men occurred in front of several witnesses this afternoon in the area of Wingate Boulevard and Vandiver Way in West Melbourne, Florida. 

Police say that during the altercation, one of the men brandished a large pocket knife and subsequently cut the other man.  The injured man was transported to a local hospital and is undergoing surgery for injuries to his forearm and shin.  The injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

West Melbourne Detectives are conducting interviews and the investigation is ongoing. Policer say that preliminary information indicates this is a case of self-defense, and it appears criminal charges will not be filed. 

At the conclusion of the investigation, West Melbourne Detectives will forward the case to the Office of the State Attorney who will ultimately decide if criminal charges are warranted.

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